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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 8 5 13
Current Violations 7 5 12
Initial Penalty $90,450 $0 $0 $1,415 $0 $91,865
Current Penalty $59,435 $0 $0 $565 $0 $60,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3395 F03 04/14/2014 05/28/2014 $215 $215 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3421 A 04/14/2014 05/28/2014 $350 $350 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3421 D 04/14/2014 05/28/2014 $0 $175 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 3421 G 04/14/2014 05/28/2014 $0 $325 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Other 3638 D 04/14/2014 05/28/2014 $0 $350 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02001 Serious 3421 B 04/14/2014 04/17/2014 $7,500 $13,500 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 03001 Serious 3421 C 04/14/2014 04/17/2014 $9,450 $16,200 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 8. 04001 Serious 3421 C 04/14/2014 04/17/2014 $0 $6,750 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 05001 Serious 3421 F 04/14/2014 04/17/2014 $6,750 $10,800 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 06001 Serious 3427 B02 04/14/2014 04/17/2014 $6,750 $6,750 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 07001 Serious 3427 B04 04/14/2014 04/17/2014 $6,750 $13,500 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 08001 Serious 3427 B06 04/14/2014 04/17/2014 $16,200 $16,200 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 09001 Serious 3648 O 04/14/2014 04/17/2014 $6,035 $6,750 $0 04/24/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201079605 Event: 11/12/2013Employee Is Killed When Struck By Tree Limb
On November 12, 2013, Employee #1, with Three Frogs Inc., was cutting down a eucalyptus tree. Employee #1 was operating an aerial lift from inside the bucket, and a coworker was also in the bucket of the aerial lift, using a chain saw to cut branches. After initially cutting five (eight ft) sections near the top of the tree, Employee #1 raised the lift and attached a rope line halfway up the branch. Three other coworkers were below on the ground and were holding onto the line, in an effort to control the fall of the branch. Employee #1 positioned the lift near the lowest crotch, while the coworker using the chain saw made several cuts at the base of the approximately 30 ft branch. Instead of falling away from the aerial lift bucket and toward the three employees who were pulling on the rope, the branch fell towards Employee #1 and the coworker, who were in the aerial lift bucket. The coworker in the bucket was able to move out of the way of the falling branch, which then struck Employee #1 in the back of the head, striking his forehead against the top rail of the aerial lift bucket. Employee #1 sustained blunt force trauma head injuries. Paramedics responded and declared that Employee #1 was dead at the scene.
Keywords: head, tree limb, chain saw, struck by, falling object, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317230167 Fatality Fracture Laborers, except construction

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